Prawn Moilee

Prawn Moilee

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Kerala recipes, South Indian
Servings 5 People


  • 400 gms Prawns Deveined
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 5-6 no.s Cherry tomatoes or 1 regular tomato
  • 3-4 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp Ginger Finely chopped or julienne
  • 2 no.s Green Chillies
  • 1.5 cups Coconut Milk Thin
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk Thick
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt (To taste)
  • 1/4 cup Tamarind water Thin


  • Take a wide bowl, add the cleaned and deveined prawns to it, add salt, 1/2 turmeric powder to it mix well and leave it in the refrigerator to marinate for about 15 minutes.
  • Mean while, prep the veggies required for the recipe.
  • Heat a pan, add coconut oil to it. Add ginger, curry leaves, green chillies and sauté for a half a minute or until the flavour are infused.
  • Next, add in the 3/4 th sliced onions, a little salt to cook the onions and cook until the onions are softened and translucent.
  • Add the marinated prawns to the pan and cook it until it starts to change color.
  • Next, add the thin coconut milk, remaining turmeric powder, tamarind water salt to taste bring it to a gentle simmer on medium flame.
  • Add in the cherry tomatoes and allow the prawns to be cooked.
  • Finally add thick coconut milk and keep the flame in small and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Mean while, prepare a small wok or pan, add oil, and add about 1/4 sliced onions and sauté until they are nicely browned.
  • Now turn off the prawn moilee, add the fried onion and some fresh curry leaves add a drizzle of fresh coconut oil (Optional) and serve hot with rice or basmati rice.
Keyword prawns recipes, seafood recipes, shrimps recipes